Arsenal Transfer Wrap: 10th August, 2016

Arsenal boosted in race for Mustafi

Arsenal have been encouraged in their pursuit of Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi, with reports in the press revealing that the player has been left out of his side’s squad for their pre-season friendly match with Nigeria All-Stars. However, there is still no concrete confirmation of any new bids by the club for the highly rated German ace.

 

Wenger ready to pay only £35m for Mahrez

Arsenal may have succeeded in signing only one marquee player in this year’s transfer market; however, manager Arsene Wenger seems to be still unwilling to loosen the strings of his purse. According to a revelation made by L’Equipe journalist Gilles Favard, the north London giants have tabled a second bid of £35m for Leicester City superstar Riyad Mahrez – one that may surely be turned down by the Foxes in the days to come. The Gunners have already seen a £30m offer being rejected for the same player.

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Comprehensive Arsenal Transfer Rumour Wrap: 20th June 2015

Martinez drops massive hint that he could be set to move to Arsenal

Porto superstar Jackson Martinez has indicated that he may move to Arsenal this summer, by calling the north London side ‘a great team, playing in one of the best leagues in the world’. However, the Colombian refused to divulge anything more in the matter by saying that he will know what the future holds for him in a few days’ time.

Gunners to sign Chelsea duo!

Arsenal are already being considered the favourites to sign Chelsea veteran Petr Cech this summer, but reports in South Wales Evening Post have now revealed that the club are also hoping to land Chelsea’s goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon, with the Gunners’ own goalkeeping coach Tony Roberts parting ways with the club to move to Swansea City. Continue reading

Arsenal Transfer Rumours: Sunday, 27th July

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Big offer for Costa coming up

Arsenal have decided to take their interest in Shakhtar star Douglas Costa one step further by bidding £15.8m claims the Metro. Costa has submitted a transfer request and despite Shakhtar’s reluctance to sell him, a move to Arsenal may be a reality in the near future. Continue reading

Arsenal Transfer Rumours: Wednesday, 23rd July

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Messi asked for Arsenal transfer

According to the Metro, Lionel Messi asked for a transfer to Arsenal before signing a new contract with Barcelona two months ago! The Argentine had sounded out a few acquaintances and also asked former Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas about life at the Emirates but alas, the Catalan club were swift enough to snap up the legendary footballer on another long term deal. (read more) Continue reading

Arsenal Transfer Rumours: Tuesday, 22nd July

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Super Mario stuns Arsenal with wage demands

Italian striker Mario Balotelli has made Arsenal executives gasp after quoting a £100,000 per week wage after taxes according to the Daily Mail. ‘Super Mario’ is reported to be closing in on a £16m deal with Arsenal but his recent wage demands might scupper the deal. Continue reading

Arsenal Transfer Rumours: Friday, 11th July

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Sanchez finally an Arsenal player

Chile’s World Cup star Alexis Sanchez finally completed his long drawn out and much hyped transfer to Arsenal earlier today for an undisclosed fee rumoured to be around £35m and was unveiled through an official announcement by the Gunners on their website. Continue reading

Wenger’s French dilemma: Loic Remy or Antoine Griezmann

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger suddenly finds himself on the horns of a dilemma, having to choose between which French forward he should buy to improve his squad.

Having spent the entire summer following the French team at the World Cup, Wenger would be in little doubt about the quality the duo possess, and that arguably Griezmann is the better natural winger, blessed with a quality left foot, pace to burn and a good touch on the ball. His finishing skills aren’t too bad either, given his 20 odd goals for Real Sociedad last season. Continue reading

Arsenal Transfer Rumours: Tuesday, 24th June

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Vermaelen transfer: A clash of valuations

The Daily Mail reports that Arsenal have rejected Manchester United’s £6 million bid for club captain Thomas Vermaelen and have pegged double that amount as the defender’s valuation. This isn’t the first time that the professor is selling to the Red Devils, so a reasonable price is expected soon. However, conflicting reports in the Mirror states that the Gunners’ club captain could be offered a new deal at The Emirates after all. Continue reading